Sunday, January 20, 2013

We remember "Meet the Beatles"

MEET THE BEATLES was released on this day in 1964......or 49 years ago today.

It ranks #53 in the ROLLING STONE TOP 500 ALBUMS:

"For Americans in the full grip of Beatlemania, this was the first album they could buy. Meet took the Fab Four's second British record, With the Beatles, dropped five covers and added three tracks, including the singles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There." (This may have made a hash of the Beatles' artistic intentions, but it made for a much better record.) John Lennon and Paul McCartney were on a songwriting roll that would be unmatched in rock history, and at this point they were still a real team. They wrote "I Want to Hold Your Hand" together on a piano in the basement of Jane Asher, McCartney's actress girlfriend – as Lennon put it, "eyeball to eyeball."


The album is a combination of the first two UK albums plus "I want to hold your hand", the big single released in the US.  It was not their best album in retrospect but it was exactly the kind of debut that the group needed.  

In my opinion, the best albums were RUBBER SOUL & REVOLVER.  They were a couple of years in the future!

MEET THE BEATLES is a classic rock album.  It included one of my all time favorites, i.e. the last song on Side A!    Click here for ''All my loving":


"Close your eyes and I'll kiss you Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true
And then while I'm away I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you
I'll pretend that I'm kissing The lips I am missing
And hope that my dreams will come true
And then while I'm away I'll write home every day
And I'll send all my loving to you
All my loving, I will send to you 

All my loving, darling I'll be true
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you Tomorrow I'll miss you
Remember I'll always be true
And then while I'm away I'll write home everyday
And I'll send all my loving to you
All my loving, I will send to you
All my loving, darling I'll be true
All my loving, all my loving
Ooh, all my loving, I will send to you..."

 

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